Spoiler Alert. Big time. I believe almost everything will be undone by the end of the next episode but it was an amazing ride full of “OMFG” moments. At one point, I yelled, “No!” at the TV. That doesn’t happen very often. That’s a lie. I’m a Cleveland Browns fan so I yell, “No!” at the TV all the time. Back to the The Flash. If the changes stick, I would very, very surprised. Indeed, I’d be a little disappointed. We would be looking at a permanent change to the dynamic of the show and the loss of a major character; the heart of the Flash. All of the sub-plots from the Firestorm episodes came to a head and the repercussions are massive. The “Linda, Iris, Barry” triangle fell apart, Cisco learns the truth about Harrison Wells and the results are heartbreaking for all involved. Let’s deal with the romance and get that out of the way. We have an awkward bowling night and, once again, Iris and Eddie disrupt Linda and Wally’s date. It’s a pain in the ass. Literally everyone, including the audience is made uncomfortable by Iris’s lack of boundaries with Barry. I get it, I do; they don’t want to get our main characters together too soon but… ugh. Thankfully, Barry and Iris have an absolutely wonderful moment during a crisis and it all comes out; their feelings AND Barry’s secret. Thank you! About time. The brave and adult choice would be to keep this in the show and move forward. Eddie and Linda would make a nice couple so it can work out for everyone. I don’t expect it to stick. And that’s a shame. Hey, we have a new Weather Wizard. The presumed dead brother of Clyde Marden has returned and he’s after Detective West, the man who killed Clyde. Honestly, this adventure becomes background noise considering the last few moments of the episode. Nothing much to add really, West decides he has to go it alone and ends up captured blah blah blah. Marden is pretty two dimensional and is ready to kill the entire city for his scumbag brother blah blah blah. And it’s at this point everything changed. Poor Cisco. This was the moment that made me scream at the TV. He finally figures it out and he’s got Harrison Wells’s number. Harrison confronts him and it goes from bad to worse. That was painful to watch. Cisco’s character always had the potential to be annoying but in Carlos Valdes’s hands he’s charming. Super likeable. He’s our fanboy connection and one of the few characters who really gets to enjoy himself. Harrison has been our cypher. He’s a hero one moment and nemesis the next. He’s the team’s father and their tormentor. I love both those characters and they have both hit the point of no return. There is nothing between them any longer except Wells’s dangerously vibrating hand which he plunges into Cisco’s heart. A poetic death. The thrill of Harrison’s final reveal that he is Eobard Thawne, time lost and trying to get home is so devastatingly quashed by Cisco’s death. As I said earlier, I think this will be reset. On IMDB, Cisco appears in every episode this season. Of course, that could be flashback appearances. I think not, though, because Barry traveled back in time at the end of the episode. He moved so fast trying to stop Marden that he blasted through the time barrier and ended up several hours earlier in the past. It’s a solution right out of Galaxy Quest, just press the Omega 13 and reset. Honestly, I’m just fine with that. It’s an extremely comic-booky solution and that’s OK. Embrace your inner fanboy! I do. The Flash 1.15 "Out of Time"Dave's Rating4.5Overall ScoreReader Rating: (2 Votes)Share this:TweetShare on TumblrLike this:Like Loading... Related Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.